Can Guillain-Barre syndrome be cured with high doses of vitamin D? Is it possible to get better without taking steroids and plasma exchange?

Asked by  burito111 on January 16, 2015

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  • burito111
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  • IAW
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    You can check back for awhile to see if anyone gives you different information or advice. I am a member of the VDC.
    I have seen very little information here at the VDC on the subject. Speculation is that low Vitamin D levels may cause it. Since Guillain-Barre is an “autoimmune” condition, research is showing a clear link between Vitamin D deficiency and any condition/disease that is autoimmune.
    I would be following my doctor’s advice on what to do. With that being said Vitamin D should only help and not hurt. Perhaps even shorten treatment time. If the patient is not taking any Vitamin D start there (5000iu) and make sure they are taking ALL cofactors. http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/about-vitamin-d/vitamin-d-and-other-vitamins-and-minerals/
    You really did not say how long ago they were diagnosed or how long they have been treated for which may also play into any advice.
    More questions, just ask!

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